Hi all, I am slowly struggling through writing my Wifi first driver, which is an extension to the current rtwn driver. I have reached another hurdle that I'm stuck on.
I bring up my wifi driver as follows: # kldload rtwn && kldload rtwn_pci # sudo ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev rtwn0 # sudo ifconfig wlan0 188.8.131.52 The third line causes the rtwn0 device to detach (and pci0 device, which requires a reboot and is quite frustrating). I traced through the code to find why it is detaching and found that in rtwn_parent() (sys/dev/rtwn/if_rtwn.c), it checks the ic->ic_nrunning (from struct ieee80211com). If that value is less than or equal to 0, it will cause the rtwn driver to stop. This appears to be a common control structure used by other drivers as well. Unfortunately, I have not been able to determine where ic->ic_nrunning is modified anywhere in the kernel. In fact, the only references I found from my searches was checking the ic_nrunning value, not setting it. Does anyone know where this is being set? Without determining this, I cannot why my driver is unloading. I suspect that I failed to set the appropriate 802.11 values in my own code, causing the base 802.11 code to mark it as "off" or malfunctioning but I am not certain. Please advise. Thank you, -- Farhan Khan PGP Fingerprint: 782F 342B 5B08 0D2F F4E8 82C3 FFA1 CAE1 6536 51CA _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-wireless To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-wireless-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"